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Coronavirus update for customers

NOCN Group offers a wide range of services including regulated qualifications, EPA for apprenticeships, Job Cards in construction, Access to HE Diplomas, bespoke accreditation, and educational and skills support training.

As you will be aware the government imposed a third national lockdown from Tuesday 5th January 2021. You will find out more operational detail on the implications for each of these services through the following links:

Business Development
Regulated Qualifications
EPA for Apprenticeships
Job Cards in construction (CPCS)
One Awards

Please note that NOCN Group will be following the guidance issued by the ESFA, IfATE, Ofqual, CCEA Regulation, QAA, and Qualifications Wales, and will update our customers as things change.

If you have any concerns or would like to discuss the impact on your centre, apprentices or learners please contact us on or 0300 999 1177.

Further information:

Letter from Gavin Williamson CBE MP to Simon Lebus

Letter from Simon Lebus to Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

DfE and Ofqual have launched two consultations (15th January):

GCSE, AS and A Level awarding in summer 2021

Alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other generals in 2021

Using Xbox to Access Online Learning

It is possible for learners to access their online work from home using a gaming console. For guidance on how to do this please download the document here.

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Blow Dry Women's Hair

Entry Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Know about some basic blow drying techniques for women’s hair.

  • 1.1. - Give examples of basic blow drying techniques for women’s hair.
  • 1.2. -
    State the steps in preparing for blow drying women’s hair.

  • 1.3. - State the purpose of some common blow drying products, tools and equipment.
  • 1.4. - State how to avoid damage to hair when blow drying.

Be able to blow dry women’s hair with direction from stylist.

  • 2.1. - Prepare a client’s hair for blow drying, safely and hygienically. 
  • 2.2. - State the products, tools and equipment suitable for the required style.
  • 2.3. - Blow dry a client’s hair, safely and hygienically, with direction from a stylist.
  • 2.4. - Clean and tidy the salon area, safely and hygienically, when styling has been completed.

Know how to improve blow drying skills.

  • 3.1. - State what went well in the blow drying procedure.
  • 3.2. - Identify blow drying skills to be improved in future.